Do you have a pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AidynElyMama, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. AidynElyMama

    AidynElyMama In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2011
    And if so, would you be willing to share a pic? I'm sure this has been asked before, but as I'm still figuring out my way around I thought I'd ask. [​IMG] I'd like to put in a pond for my girls this year and could use some inspiration.

  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    me too, I'll just keep an eye here [​IMG]
    hopefully with a waterfall
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Not yet, but it is my goal by the end of this summer/fall.
    I have lots of ideas - a quick raised bed one or just kind of making a larger one in an area where there seems to have been an above ground pool. So I've decided to wait until I have a better idea of what we want to do with the close part of our back yard. And since we are just about to finish up the garage, I don't want to jump into any new expense just yet since that was a $$$ project.
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas

    or a natural pond.

  5. Hi! I live on the top of a sand hill so no natural pond here, but I have 2 concrete 'goldfish ponds' --- 15' x 3' approx.
    When my ducks get loose they head right for them and make a mess!
  6. treldib

    treldib Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Southern California
    We have a 1,450 Gallon Tilapia Pond (it has a waterfall [​IMG] ) that our Ducks swim in and a 1,600 Gallon Koi Pond in the works.

    Pics soon! [​IMG]
  7. *DuckLuvR*

    *DuckLuvR* In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    Coweta, Oklahoma
    Yes, I've got a 1/4 acre pond in my backyard I worked on last year. Then again I live on 10 acres. It's got fish, frogs & mud turtles in it right now. I guess I did okay as I have seen a few Canadian geese on it lately and I've got a Blue Herron that visits. I have a neighbor who put in 2 large cement ponds for the Canadian geese.

    I just finished constructing my duck pen, and that will soon have a pond in it. I'm going to use a regular formed pond you get at Lowes, Home Depot or your local nursery. That way they always have a pond. Outside of the pen I am sectioning off an area I call the "Flock Park" and it also will have a pond, but I am using a kiddy pool and cement blocks you use to surrond trees or build retaining walls with for that one.
  8. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    I have had my ducks a year now and this is my first try at everything. My pond has worked very well . I put a stock tank heater in it and they swam all winter. I pull the drain, hose down with the hydrant at the other end and Refill.. It has workd perfect (knock on wood lol) even in -20 weather. I change the water every other day. They LUV their pond..
    In the winter I wrapped the pen in plastic, put straw down and put blankets in front of the pond that I change daily so the rocks dont stick to them in the cold.. (yes they are alitttle bit spoiled )








  9. skyarrow

    skyarrow In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2011
    Victoria tx
    Here is my pond

  10. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Songster

    May 6, 2009
    Dixie, WA
    great pics! I will just be using a plastic wading pool for my flock

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